Luke 1:38 – Let it be done to me according to Your word.
I’ve been reading a book by Myles Munroe on prayer that I’ve enjoyed. It has confirmed many of the things that God has revealed to me personally. Today, I’d like to share a portion of the book that has been ruminating in my mind and has encouraged me. I hope it will encourage you as well.
Sometimes God will back you into a corner and take away all your other alternatives because He wants to show His miracle working power. Perhaps you are facing a difficult situation and have come to a place where you can say, “I’ve tried everything else. All I have now is what God said to me.” Whenever God reduces you to His work, if that’s all you have to go on, you’re about to receive a miracle! As long as you have a scheme to fall back on, you aren’t going to see the miracle. However, when you say, “I can’t do anything else; I don’t know what to do. If God doesn’t come through, I’m going under,” then God says, “I like this situation. I’m going to get involved in this, because I love to do the impossible.”
If you have faith in God’s word, God will take the “impossible” and make it seem like an everyday thing. Find the promise or word of God in your situation and stand on it. Let your response be the same as that of Mary’s in Luke 1:38: “Let it be done to me according to your word.”
Your “problem” circumstance excites God because He knows you now have to rely on faith, which will enable you to receive His promise. God’s dreams are always in contrast to your difficulties. God knows what things look like to you. That’s why He gives you the promise ahead of the blessing. So that when it comes, you’ll know it’s from Him. Your faith will open doors that hard work cannot unlock.